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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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This Italian classic showcases the colors of Italy with red tomatoes, green basil sprigs and white mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients

4
medium tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
3
tablespoons red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon water
1/8
teaspoon salt
3
drops red pepper sauce
2
large garlic cloves, finely chopped
8
ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Salad greens, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Place tomatoes in glass or plastic dish.
  • 2 Shake remaining ingredients except cheese and salad greens in tightly covered container. Pour over tomatoes.
  • 3 Cover and refrigerate, turning occasionally, at least 3 hours to blend flavors. Layer tomatoes alternately with cheese on salad greens.

Expert Tips

Slash fat grams by decreasing the oil to 2 tablespoons and adding 1 tablespoon water.

Fresh mozzarella is a soft white cheese with a mild, delicate flavor. Find it in Italian markets, cheese shops and some supermarkets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
Saturated Fat
5 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
190 mg
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
8 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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